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i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino is here with the frigid forecast. >> 16 degrees now. that will feel goodbye when we get to sunday morning. ed record low for that date is 2 degrees. that's what we're forecasting for sunday morning. last time we dipped to that on this date was 1916. we're going to get close to a lot of things. but in the meantime, we have the windchill advisories in effect from saturday, 4:00 in the afternoon until midday on sunday. it's a windchill warning in the areas shaded in pink. wind chill values of 15 to 25 below zero. 16 in town this morning. lower teens to the north and west. mid teens in new jersey. feels like 5 when it kicks in. feels like 4 below zero in newburgh and 7 in long branch. each today, you have to bundle up. this is serious cold. that's what we're looking out through the weekend. what's going on, on the commute
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>> this is what we like. happy friday. we have an accident on the roads. just blocking one lane earlier. earlier it was blocking two. this is at 116th street. the left lane is still shut down there. delays are minor heading through the area. outside, better news. the new jersey turnpike by newark liberty airport, in great shape as you head out the door. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. it was a dramatic scene inside a brook lip courtroom. a now former nypd officer convicted of manslaughter for shooting an unarmed man. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in east new york where the shooting happened. a shooting that the officer claimed in court was a terrible accident. >> reporter: he always maintained that, michael, that it was an accident. as for the verdict, residents, some of them here at the pink houses where that shooting happened, they expressed surprise.
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as you mentioned, michael, peter liang buried his face in his hands. the jury convicted him on manslaughter and official misconduct in the death of akai gurley. the shooting happened in november of 2014. on patrol with his partner in the pipg nk houses. he always said it was an accident. the bullet ricocheted and killed gurley who had no weapon on him. jurors deliberated for 17 hours over three days. we heard from the district attorney in brooklyn and also a juror. >> i have family and it was a very tough decision. >> there's no message here. this has nothing to do with ferguson or staten island or baltimore or cleveland or any other place. this has to do with who are we here in brooklyn. what do we stand for. >> as for liang, he faces up to 15 years in prison. but his attorney want the charges dismissed or they will appeal.
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sentencing is scheduled for april 14th. back to you, michael. >> thanks, kat. mayor de blasio released a statement on that decision, saying the death of akai dpurly was a tragedy. the jury has spoken and we respect its decision. we hope the outcome brings closure to the gurley family. after this painful event. this morning, precautions are being taken across our area because of the bitter cold. as chris has been warning, it's going to get worse. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in jersey city. tracie, good morning. >> darlene, the chilly morning to you, it's a day when any exposed skin will let you know that mother nature is in control today. we were able to stop a couple of people -- first we want to tell you about plans in place throughout the area to make sure that everybody is warm. we have video of how people are trying to stay warm at the very least. there are going to be warming centers that won't be open just this weekend. but they'll open their doors
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a lot of municipalities are trying to be proactive in making are available. those trying to beat the deep freeze are trying to visit senior centers and libraries. homeless outreach is also -- in hudson and the tri-state area. they're trying to make sure the homeless know that there are services in place to make sure they're warm. one man we spoke to wasn't sure if that would be enough. >> it's getting cold. i don't know where they should go. i don't know if there's information for them. i just don't know the information that's going out. if there's centers that provide for them, that is where they should be headed. >> going to get an assist to head to those centers in jersey city, darlene. there are going to be two locations where they transport people to centers throughout
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get things like showers or food throughout the weekend. a lot of people here, seeing a -- not a lot hf hats and governors just yet. people will realize it's a day to bundle up. back to you. tracie, they're about to get hit with the reality when they step out the door. that's what it is. tracie, thank you. woont to check with chris cimino now. a lot of people are getting fooled, this is just the morning. this is for real now. >> this is not about style now. you want to dress to keep yourself safe. today is the day where it's not dangerous, dangerous. but you want to protect yourself. tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night especially is when the cold could be dangerous. we're talking about exposure of minutes, 15 to 30 minute you could get frostbite. that's what we're worried about. chilly nighttime newer is again. maybe a snow squall overnight. it's dangerous cold through the weekend. quick warmup next week ahead of the next storm.
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meantime, looking at the feels-like temperatures and moving forward in time, this morning, it's cold enough. 0 to 5 above. into the teens overnight. by tomorrow morning, it will feel like 2. then sub zero all day tomorrow. tomorrow night, 10 below, 15 below. some locations 20 to 25 depot below. the real focus is tomorrow night, sunday morning. mostly clear now. 16 degrees. we'll see temperatures back in the mid and upper 20s this afternoon as sun gives way to clouds. we'll watch for the flurries later in the day and evening. what are we watching on the roads and rails, lauren? >> smooth sailing. that's what we like. all of the subway track work and delays wrapped up. on the major commuter lines, they all look good this morning. the buses as well. no unplanned detours at least. if you're getting on the ferries, staten island ferry, new york waterway doing fine. seastreak has changes in effect today. alternate side of the street
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abraham lincoln's birthday. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. new so far, wall street does not seem frightened by big stock losses overseas. the nikkei was down by 5% at one point. market futures on wall street are running higher. japan's selloff is blamed on low price of oil and fears that the u.s. economy may be slowing. pope francis is on his way to cuba for the historic meeting with the patriarch of the russian orthodox church. the pope left rome hours ago. he's hoping to heal divisions that date back is 1,000 years. mexico. the fbi is looking into whether a machete attack in ohio is a case of home-grown terror or assault. a man started swipg
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police later shot and killed the suspect had they say he lunged at the officer with the machete. just got new information now about a deadly fire in queens. firefighters now say it was 74-year-old mario did he miss a who lost his life in that fire. the flames took over the home on riverside drive in white stone about midnight. the cause is still under investigation. this is a live picture from hillsborough township in new jersey. for the last 12 hours, firefighters have been out there in this cold trying to put out a warehouse fire. the flames are raging out of control over this nearly 500,000 square footwear house space. officials say the building had outdated fire systems and the cold weather made the firefight difficult. we also just learned route 206 is reopened. fire had the roadway shut down last night. now to decision 2016 and the latest showdown between the democratic presidential candidate.
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sanders' win. >> kerry barrett has the highlights. >> good morning, darlene. only two days after that primary. the democratic candidate facing off again in their second head to head debate. they debated a wide rapping of nge of topics without so much as a greeting for one another. sanders said universal health care is a right, not a privilege. clinton saying essentially pie in the sky and the country can't pay for it. >> what i believe is the united states in fact should join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee health care to all people. >> the numbers don't add up. many people will actually be worse off. >> south carolina is a little more diverse, a lot more than new hampshire. immigration a hot button issue as well. both agree that hard working immigrant families need to be protected in at least some examines at this. they agree on what need to be
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it get done. the nevada caucus coming up. the next primary on the same day in south carolina. kerry barrett in the newsroom, thank you. bernie sanders picking up the support of eric garner's daughter. >> i'm behind anyone who will listen and speak up for us. i think we need to believe in a leader like bernie sanders. >> erica garner appears in the new sander tv ad. michael bloomberg is keeping quiet at least to us when we asked him if he's running for president and when he'll decide for sure. >> do something for the highlight. >> when he tells you, let me know. bloomberg's girlfriend diana taylor joking she doesn't even know. they were attending an event in chelsea last night. he told the financial times he will make a decision soon.
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ahead, new findings released in connection with notorious cold cases. plus, if you use uber, you may be getting money back. repay millions. also ahead, there's not enough layers out there to cold. we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s as we look at the george washington bridge there. you're watching "today in new
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moment in weather and traffic on the 4s. former nypd officer, peter liang faces up to 15 years in prison for the killing of akai gurley. he was convicted last night. nuna baby essentials is recalling nearly 6,000 high chairs because the arm bar can break. the company is offering a free fix. hospital workers in new york are ordered to take new precautions to help prevent the spread of the flu. health care workers who are not vaccinated have to wear masks. state health experts say the flu is widespread and it's peaking now. 5:14. time for weather and traffic together. we're deal the cold out there
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the colder air is on the way. believe it or not. this is cold for you. wait until we get there tomorrow night. because of the threat of the strong wind and the really low temperatures. leaving windchill advisories for the city, long island. this is through saturday afternoon, sunday morning. there's a windchill warning through the north and west. values 25 to 30 below zero to the north and west of the city. 15 to 25 below. 17 in astoria, 16 at floral park the low to mid teens in westhampton. down to 2 there. 11 in sussex. 10 in newburgh. we wri bring in the wind, feels like 5. 4 in newark. you need to bundle up already out there today. 4 is the wind chill in newburgh. feels like 3 at islip. cold start and it's not going to warm up very much. feels-like temperatures, though, this is a main concern. we go forward to saturday evening. it will feel like 10 below. 15 below in danbury.
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16 below in the windchill area by sunday morning. nanette uet at -- we'll start the day on sunday between 15 and 20 below in the city, 20 to 25 dee below north and west. it gradually gets better. if you want to call it feeling like 0 and 1 degree better, that's when it will be sunday afternoon. several layers, we talked about this yesterday. keeping the fingers together keeps the heat together. on the car, check the tire pressure. when it's this cold, tire pressure goes down. let the faucets slowly drip. we don't want the pipes freezing. in addition, if you're outside and you in the a little change in color of your skin and fingers, get inside. an early sign of frostbite. be careful, limit your time outside. cloud build in today. cold. not brutally cold in the upper 20s. here's the arctic express tonight. with it could be snow showers and squalls.
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between 15 and0 in the afternoon. again with a windchill, a good 15 to 25 below zero. by next week, monday, it gets better. 34 with increasing cloud. there may be a little bit of snow, wintry mix north and west, late monday night into tuesday. it goes over to mainly rain. could be a soaking rain on tuesday. back into the 40s and clearing on wednesday. lauren scala, a little after 5:17. how is the commute moving along? >> nicely. we'll look around the area. start with the gowanus expressway where things are moving nicely. it's pretty quiet. once you get to the bqe, the brooklyn bridge, things are fine as well. the long island expressway and queens, you still have roadwork eastbound out there. not causing any kind of issue this morning. queens, overall, in great shape, van wyck expressway is also moving nicely. heading over to 495, here's what
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way toward the lincoln tunnel. smooth sailing here. new jersey in good shape. overall, if you head out the door, you are in for a nice ride. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended but meter rules apply. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. today we may learn new information about the gilgo beach murder. autopsy results are expected to be released. they believe shannon an gilbert was the victim of a serial killer. the medical examiner, dr. michael bodden performed the autopsy. a source find the findings disturbing. the medical examiner's office will determine whether a skull found in queens park is that of a human. they were cleaning petersfield park in queens when the skull was found. they combed the area to collect evidence last night. the workers found the remains in a black garbage bag near a fence.
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shout when they made that grisly finding. the money report, morgan stanley is agreeing to pay fines. new york state's attorney general announced that deal yesterday. he sued the big wall street firm. he claimed morgan stanley underplayed the risk much mortgages issued in the years leading up to the country's financial collapse. if you use an uber car up until last month, you could get money back. they agreed to pay $28 million to settle a class action lawsuit. they challenged the $1 safe rider fee. it was to support background checks on riders. but the checks were inadequate. revving up its fleet. the company is going to launch four new suvs in the next four years. the automaker says millenials, baby boomers are driving it growth. ford says both groups prefer suvs because they have bigger space and in some cases better fuel efficiency.
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the new vehicles will be added but they're not planning to eliminate the current models. just ahead, where the next hit show will debut before moving to broadway. whole foods, they're really trying to reach out to young people like myself. what shoppers could soon leave the stores with. for a while they'll have it.
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welcome back. 5:22. you could be leaving whole foods with more than groceries. how about a new tattoo. the chain is preparing a new line of stores aimed at young shonners on a budget. other businesses could be inside the stores, including fresh pressed juice stands to record stores to even tattoo parlors. the new whole foods 365 shops are expected to open later this year. >> very cool. maybe saturday night is will be really cold out if we can find one. >> whole foods, get a tattoo. >> did you say records? >> it's back. record players. actually. a tattoo, though?
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anything you want to do to stay warm, figure it out. you need that this weekend. we have record cold potentially headed our way. the arctic air will arrive later tonight into tomorrow, into sunday morning. the sunday record low is 2 degrees back in 1916. that's what we're forecasting. remember it well, right, michael? >> yeah? you went out skating that day, though. for today, sunshine to start. clouds increase late. 27. that's not too bad today, actually. tonight, watch out for a couple of snow showers. even a snow squall possible overnight toward morning with the arctic air and april low of 17. we start in the teens tomorrow and drop through the day. as the wind picks up, it's going to get dangerously cold. we'll tell you about how dangerously cold in the next half hour. >> can't talk about it too much when you're talking about that. >> the cold commute, lauren? >> but a nice commute. one new accident but the one before that cleared.
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for one there. if you are getting on the rails, here's your commuter checklist. metro-north, lirr, nj transit, path and subways all running on their regular routes and schedules so far. earlier this week, we told you disney's frozen appropriately enough was headed to broadway in 2018. but you can see it before then if you head out to denver. denver will be the first to see frozen, the musical. exact dates not set. but the debut will be august 2017. that's a year from now. more than that. at the denver center for the performing arts. get your tickets. 5:25. coming up, how a lawmaker is turning to twitter to help student pay for college. we'll tell you about an arrest about a worker at a daycare center. what a worker threw at toddlers there. >> reporter: plans to beat the deep freeze start today throughout the area. i'm tracie strahan live in
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the arctic air on the way. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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now former nypd officer. how long he could spend behind bars for the killing of an up armed man. plus, sticker shock. how much electric bills will be going up for a lot of people. you don't often hear the word painful from the weather department, but storm team 4 urging us to use caution this morning. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. friday morning, it's february 12th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. you're using that word pain fum, even put it on the weather map. it's 16 degrees right now. by sunday morning, that will feel like april walk in the park. temperatures are close to zero and windchills at 15 to 25 below zero. 17 in astoria. 17 city island. it's plenty cold already out there. stepping out into 10 degrees in newburgh. westhampton in the pine barrens, down to 2 degrees. lower teens across new jersey. with the windchill, it feels
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again, not a walk in the park. central park feels like 5 with that windchill. 4 below zero in newburgh. that's the coldest we could find right now. this is just the beginning. the core of the arctic air hasn't gotten here yet. when it does, increasing winds out of north and northwest. windchills saturday night into sunday of about 15 to 20 below in and around the city. maybe 10 to 15 below down the shore. 20, 25 below the further west you go. for today, start with sunshine. the cloud take over. temperatures again in the mid and upper 20s. tonight, we'll have to watch out for maybe snow showers and a brief squall. we'll talk more about that and a warmup next week. now lauren scala is here to talk about the commute. >> thanks, chris. two problems on the roads. we'll head over to 95. southbound after the hutch, you do have an accident shutting down two lanes. delays build quickly through here. the hutch is a great alternate option to get around. you can get off before that and head south there. then over on long island right
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parkway, heading eastbound by central avenue, there is reports of an accident there. this one not causing a delay why the yet. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren x thank you. 5:30 right now. this morning, peter liang is a former nypd officer waiting to learn how much time he will spend in prison. jurors convicted him in the shooting death of akai gurley. katherine creag is in east new york where that fatal encounter happened 15 months ago. katherine? >> reporter: darlene, in one of the houses here, one of the buildings here at the pink houses in a stairwell is where it happened. even talking with residents about the verdict, some expressing surprise saying it's awfully rare to get a police officer convicted. that is what happened. clearly, devastated. peter liang buried his face in his hands when he heard his conviction on manslaughter and official misconduct in the death of akai gurley. it happened in november of 2014. liang was on patrol with his partner in the pink houses when
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he took the stand in his trial saying it was an accident. but the bullet ricocheted and killed gurley. the people who live in the public housing complex where the shooting happened said this about the verdict. >> these last couple of years, the verdict wasn't going our way. thank god this time we got one going our way. >> the sentencing for peter liang is scheduled for april 14th. several of gurley's family members say they plan to be there for sentencing. liang faces up to 15 years in prison. they want the charges dismissed or will appeal. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. the police union released a statement saying in part we are very disappointed in the verdict and believe that the jury came to an absolutely wrong decision. it goes on to say, this bad verdict will have a chilling effect on police officers across the city. now to the dangerous temperatures. the really cold air, that isn't even here yet.
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strahan is in jersey city where there's concern for people who may have no place to go, tracie. >> reporter: absolutely, michael. they're being proactive about this. even though this is considered the warm day compared to the days ahead. jersey city has a plan in place to make sure every resident stays warm. that's the case throughout the tri-state area. we see people trying to beat the chill. warming centers will be opening doors today throughout the tri-state area. places like nassau county, newark and here in jersey city where they're going to have two locations. homeless residents also a concern throughout hudson county. they'll be offered overnight shelters, even picked up at a couple of locations to be transported there if need be. for everyone else, where? everyone else is urged to use your heads and common sense. but we spoke to one young lady who was on her way home this morning. she says she probably should
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>> it's freezing. it feels like i'm in an igloo right now. it's cold. really is. hasn't been cold all year last year now this year. >> reporter: i hate to use her as an example but you saw there, she didn't have on a hat. even newark's mayor, ras baraka is urging people to wear hats and gloves. any exposed skin is vulnerable in this type of weather. people haven't been running into the path station yet. but that young lady was not happy to get off the train because it was actually warm down there. back to you. >> there you go. that's how you know that it's cold when you're like hanging out at the train station, trace. >> >> reporter: exactly. you'd rather stay in the subway station. >> i'll keep riding. chris, you know what that means. >> that's a clear-cut sign of what it's like outside. very cold temperatures this morning. colder air yet to come. a chilly day today. nighttime flurries, maybe a brief snow squall with the
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tonight. then the dangerously cold category. windchills -- 25 below. it turns milder ahead in the next system on tuesday. it's mainly going to be a rainmaker by then. hard to believe by the temperatures. windchill advisories northeast new jersey, the five boroughs, long island, this is saturday afternoon to sunday morning. to the north and west of that, a windchill warning is in effect. where the windchills could slip to as low as 35 below. windchills this morning in the single numbers. again, the hat, the hood, the gloves. you'll need it. a gradual increase in cloud. we'll talk about changes in the seven-day forecast in a little bit. lauren, any changes in the commute? >> no bus detours or unplanned detours to talk about. seastreak, a couple of service
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otherwise, ferries are doing great. no issues on the rails. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. but you still need to feed the meter. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. police are trying to track down the person who shot and killed a boy in brooklyn. the 16-year-old was shot in head in an apartment on miller avenue in east new york last night. he was rushed to brookdale hospital where he later died. now, there's no word on a motive in the shooting. but if you have any information, you're asked to give police a call. prosecutors say greed led to last year's gas explosion in the east village. now five people are facing charges. maria her then co-is accused of ignoring shutoff orders from con ed. she had an unlicensed plumber rig a gas line. five people are charged with illegally siphoning gas from a restaurant to an apartment that she was trying to rent out. on march 26th, it killed two men, including nicholas figure
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>> all we want is justice for my son and moises. >> i'm glad we're going to have justice and that the people who did this are responsible for what happened is going to be charged. >> all five defendants are facing manslaughter charges. they have pleaded not guilty. right now, a suspect in a possible hate crime in brooklyn. new surveillance video. police say this person stabbed a stranger in the back outside a synagogue in crown heights. the victim was wearing hasidic clothing which is why investigators believe it is a bias crime. suspect seen running from the scene tuesday. the victim is expected to survive. concerns are being raised about the nypd's tracking of cell phones. according to the new york civil liberty's union, they're using devices called stingrays. it had pinpoint a cell phone's location. they've been used during the last eight years to investigate rapes, murders and missing person's cases.
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device violates the privacy of new yorkers. we could soon get a look at the transcripts of a secret hearing held during a corruption case. the transcripts were sealed before new york's former assembly speaker was tried and convicted. a federal judge says he will release them. evidence discussed in that hearing never made it into the federal trial. it's 5:38. new jersey daycare worker faces charges of abuse. prosecutors say she a puced four children at kinder care learning center in wood cliff lake. she's accused of shoving the toddlers to the floor, dropping them, throwing plastic blocks at them. all the victims under the age of 2. she's in jail right now. senator charles schumer is urging college students -- he's asking the students to e-mail, blog and tweet lawmakers in support of bills to reduce student debt. he spoke to campuses during a conference call yesterday.
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let students refinance debt and attend community college tuition-free. if you live in new jersey or on long island, you could see a change in your electric bill. partners at the bergen record, they're going to pay 1% less for electricity starting in june. it's going to lower the average bill by $1.12. rock land electric rates are going up. customers will pay 87 cents more per month. pseg customers will be paying close to $4 more. pseg long island customers also paying more. the utility says, ironically, it's because the winter got off to an unusually warm start. it didn't make enough money to run their electric system. they're charging customers an extra fee to cover their costs. pseg long island says the surcharge will be about $1.69 for the residential customers. 5:39 now.
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last night and bernie sanders was asked about the historical significance about hillary clinton's run as a woman. >> i think it would be of some historical -- >> i've said many times, i'm not asking people to support me because i'm a woman. sanders and clinton went head to head in milwaukee. it was their last face-off before the nevada caucuses and the south carolina primary. ahead, the fight brewing outside one of our airports. one lawmaker fighting for your personal space. seats. >> it is cold this morning. it's only going to get colderer. record are going to fall this weekend. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. 5:44. we've made it to a friday. the cold air is on the way. it's already plenty cold out there. stepping out into temperatures in the teens and windchills to the single numbers. the real core of the cold air will arrive overnight tonight and during the day tomorrow through sunday morning. that's when it gets dangerously cold for about a 12-to 24-hour period. 16 right now. for tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow, sunday morning, i should say, we have the windchill advisories in effect. those are the areas shaded in lighter blue here, including the city, northeast new jersey and long island. you go to the north and west, it's actually a warning. windchills there could slip as low as 30 below zero. 13 in -- point pleasant 17. woodbridge at 16. the city same number as farmingdale as well. it's 10 in newburgh. 3 in monticello. a little bit of a breeze from
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it makes it feel like 4 in newark. 5 the windchill in central park. 4 below in newburgh. single digit windchills across long island and along the jersey shore as well. you need to bundle up today. never mind worrying about the weekend. first things first. bus stop forecast, chilly to cold for the kids too. make sure they're not left at the bus stop too long. bundled up. recess time, 24. starting out in the teens. 25 by dismissal time. clouds roll in by the end of the day. we may see snow flurries or showers overnight. this is the prediction for the feels-like temperature. 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, 3 in the city. a lot of single digits. the sub zero wind chills move into the city by 9:00 tomorrow night. don't stay out to loong if you're out. don't linger, let's put it that way. i think the wind and the windchills will inspire you to move fast. 10 to 15 below average windchills. 20 below north and west. sunday morning, 15 to 20 below
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island as well. northern suburbs getting to 20, 25 below zero. still 15 below is what it feels like in the city. future tracker, notice clouds move in later on. later on in the evening hours, the actual arctic air mass is right there. there could be a couple of brief heavier snow showers that could gust the ground. lighter accumulation in a short period of time overnight. you may wake up to that tomorrow morning. it's back to wind and cold tomorrow. building clouds after an early sunny starts. upper 20s should do it. it's brutally cold by weekend. the arctic air he can its on monday, president's day. we'll get light snow or wintry mix early tuesday morning. that goes to a soaking rain. the storm will track to the west of us. that will allow milder air in. look at the temperature by tuesday. pig changes on the seven-day. 20s to 18 over the weekend. record setting 2 sunday morning.
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afternoon with a high of 50. 40s wednesday. it's almost 5:47 as you're headed out the door. >> we have problems out there now, especially on 95. we'll start that. heading over there, we have the the hutch. that shuts down two lanes. you can see delays quickly. -- owe you get into exit 14, not moving at all. i'll keep you posted. that's the spot to avoid right now. in addition to that, we have issues on the southern state parkway. eastbound by central avenue. no control over that. there's a truck out there that struck the overpass there. you can see it's on the scene at this time. that is in the left lane. to clear. the good news is delays not bad as you make your way through there. we'll take a live look outside bad. the fdr drive. headed northbound, you have roadwork from 79th street up to 96th. you can see that this is heavily
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two lanes are shut down until further notice. i'll let you know when it clears. you might want to head to local street or the west side. alternate side of the street are suspended. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. 5:47 right now. governor chris glorioso it asking for federal money to pay for the damage left behind by the snowstorm. he is requesting federal disaster status for 17 counties
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> lavar odom made a first public appearance since being found unconscious in a brothel. he's sitting with the kardashians at the fashion week show at madison square garden last night. earlier in the evening, the crowd erupted as west escorted odom, the kardashian and jenner families to their seats. excuse me. odom has been receiving treatment in a private facility since january. 5:49 now. president obama tapping a new yorker to be his education secretary. john b. king is serving in that role. he's going to undergo senate confirmation process. he was born in brooklyn. ivy league education. he rolled out the common core program when he served as new york state's -- >> newark officials wanting to fiep drivers. uber officials say go ahead, they'll pay up.
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violating the taxi cab ordinance and cars will be towed. that begins february 22nd. yesterday uber said it will compensate drivers who are ticketed. uber just teamed up with american airlines to get you to and from the airport. after booking an airline ticket online, customers able to set a reminder to request an uber car. the american airlines app will be able to navigate customers to the nearest pickup location at airports including laguardia and jfk. if you want more leg room on your flights, congress may be offering you comfort. the bill calls on the faa to set minimum standards for airline seats in terms of how wide they are and the leg room they have. representative cohen says shrinking seats raise safety and health concerns. i always feel bad for anybody of normal size. i'm shorter so i don't need a lot of leg room and it's tight for me.
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welcome back. the statue of liberty, 5:54 friday morning. the production company behind star wars, the force awakens is facing criminal charges in the uk. a british workplace agency is charging them with four safety breaches while filming at the buckingham studio in 2014. the charges are related to an accident that left harrison ford with a broke ep leg. ford was struck by the hydraulic door of a spaceship on the set. production was interrupted for two weeks. the genius of albert einstein. they proved part of an important theory on the theory of relativity written 100 years ago worked out.
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a sound when they collided in space. this would prove that einstein's discovery of gravitational waves. the waves simply stated have something to do with how space and time interact. we got it right. >> really good at math. >> smart guy or something. >> speaking of smart guys, happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> we love our young michael. >> whipper snapper. >> 24. >> a chance to celebrate this weekend by doing something. >> going to be outside. >> easier windchills saturday night into sunday morning. just south of the city, 15 to 10 below windchills. in the stit, further north and werks anywhere below 20 below zero, windchills dip to 30 below at times. late saturday night into sunday morning. bad enough this morning with the
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the expected high, clouds tonight. gusty wind will increase. temperatures drop to the teens. a brief snow squall late tonight to tomorrow morning. it's best if you put the hat and the hood and the scarf around, get enclosed. kenny from south park. we have a couple of problems on the road. an accident on i-95. this is southbound. the accident by the hutch. that blocks two lanes. this is in new rochelle. it goes back at least an exit. it's not moving at all headed southbound. i-95 the spot to avoid this morning. we'll take a live lock at the lincoln tunnel. things are moving nicely on the helix. heads up. out by tonnelle avenue, there's a disabled bus on the right shoulder. not causing too much of a delay. just something to note. hudson river crossings are in
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the taxi limousine commission is cracking down on tired taxi drivers. according to reports, many uber drivers are working longer shifts to make up for money lost when uber cut fares. they will do their part to make sure drivers follow the rules and limit their shift to 12 hours. come march 1st. 11,000 schools will lose their school buses. this is when lakewood ran out of money to operate the bus routes and hundreds of parents voicing concerns last night at lakewood high school. the school district is facing a $6 million deficit. so some hard choices and obviously it means a lot to everyone there. >> it sure does. it's 5:57. coming up next, a new case of the zika virus in our area. guilty of manslaughter and now former nypd officer waits to learn his fate for the killing of an unarmed man. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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now at 6:00, dangerously cold this morning. storm team 4 will tell us what to expect. an officer convicted of manslaughter. hear how the family of an unarmed victim is reacting to the guilty verdict. plus, why bernie sanders accused hillary clinton of a low blow during the debate last night. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's friday morning. february 12th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. we do want to check in with chris cimino. chris, important information on not just where we are now but where we're headed. >> it's 16 degrees in the park, we are generally the mid and upper teens in the boroughs. down around 0 in westhampton. 10 in newburgh. 9 sussex and 10 in bridgewater. those are the actual air temperatures. wind when it kicks in, some wind out there. 4 is what it feels like at
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jfk as well as newark. 4 degrees. 6 in muttontown. newburgh feels like 4 below zero. just the beginning, windchill advisories in effect, city, northeast new jersey. this is for saturday afternoon, beginning at 4:00. running through midday on sunday. to the north a windchill warning because windchills at that point of 15 below to 35 below potentially to the north and west. the day planner, a sunny start but the clouds take over ahead of the arctic cold front. could be snow flurries and snow showers tonight. we'll talk about that and how course of the weekend. right now, a little after 6:00. thanks chris. >> good morning everyone. we have two spots seeing heavy delays. we'll start with 95. headed southbound by the hutch. there is an accident that shuts down two lanes. you can see delays are heavy. they go all the way to new rochelle right now. if you can avoid 95 and take the hutch, that's free and clear. that's a good popgs. we'll take a live look outside at another place where we're seeing heavy delays on the fdr drive heading northbound.
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from 79th street to 96 shutting down two lanes. i did see a lot of flashing lights go by. there might be something else out there. you might want to head to the west side or use local streets instead. it is backed up into the low 60s already. not moving well at all. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. now to the manslaughter conviction of nypd officer peter liang. a former officer. he was fired from the force immediately after the verdict. he maids waits to see if he will spend time in jail. katherine creag is at the pink houses where the fatal encounter happened. kat? >> reporter: this is where akai gurley, the victim, was shot and killed here at the pink houses. his mother said that she's happy with the verdict. although this is not a time to celebrate. residents here are surprised by what happened. as for peter liang himself, he clearly was devastated. he buried his face in his hands, hung down his head. the jury convicted him on
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misconduct in the death of akai gurley. the shooting happened in november of 2014. liang was on patrol with his partner in this public housing complex when he fired a shot in the stairwell. he always maintained it was an accident. the bullet, though, ricocheted and killed akai gurley, an unarmed man. his attorney spoke out about the verdict and so did gurley's family. take a listen. >> they did an awesome some presenting the evidence to the jury and the court. i just want to say thank you. >> i don't think that the facts of the law support a reckless manslaughter conviction. >> reporter: sentencing is set for mid-april. as for liang, he faces up to 15 years in prison. his lawyers want the charge dismissed or they'll appeal. you saw him walk out of the courtroom. he didn't say anything. but his attorney did. >> katherine creag, thank you. pba president pat lynch said in part we are disappointed in the verdict and believe the jury
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the bad verdict will have a chilling effect on police officers across the city. we're learning about a person who died in a house fire in queens. firefighters say 74-year-old mario, lost his life in that fire. they had responded to the flames at his two-story home in white stone on riverside drive at midnight. the cause is still under investigation. right now, in new jersey, firefighters on the scene of a warehouse fire. this is a live look from chopper 4 at the scene. this is hills borough township. crews have been working the fire for 14 straight hours. still putting water on it. officials say the outdated fire system and cold weather are making fighting that fire competely difficult. route 206 is open at this hour. the fire shut down that roadway last night. still trying to get a handle on this, darlene. >> sure. sometimes the hotspots can last longer than they're expecting. it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. it's 6:04. starting with chris cimino. >> fighting fire in these
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it's going to get colder. it's plenty cold. down to the teens. we've seen single digits, windchills in the single numbers as well. a brief snow squall possible as the arctic blast moves in late tonight, during the day tomorrow. dangerous cold for the weekend. we're serious about this. if you're going to be outdoors, you have to be dressed appropriately and don't really stay outside for too long when the windchills start to get in that area. 15 to 25 below zero like tomorrow night. milder weather by tuesday ahead of the next storm system. that means it will be a rainmaker. hard to think about that. we're talking about temperatures about 4 in walpack. 9 in blairstown. 11 in hopatcong. lot of teens across long island. east end, down to zero in westhampton and 10 degrees in newburgh right now. not a lot of cloud cover nearby. we'll start out with sunshine. the clouds come up from the south. sunny start. and then a cloudy finish to the day. no snow to worry about during
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maybe a few flurries by tonight. temperatures this afternoon, mid and upper 20s. the rest of the seven-day forecast coming up. lauren standing by patiently to tell us about the commute. >> the bqe in queens, westbound, or southbound through this area, after the long island expressway, approaching the kosciuszko bridge, delays building. mo reports if it's a problem or construction. i'll keep you posted on that. if you are getting on the rails, all good news there. metro-north, lirr, nj transit, path and subways on or close to alternate side of the street are suspended but meter rules in more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. a daycare worker accused of abusing toddlers. share a goldstein threw plastic blocks at the toddlers. she's also accused of shoving and dropping at least four children. 2.
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the democratic presidential candidates squared off for a debate in wisconsin with bernie sanders trying to build on the momentum from his victory in new hampshire. "today in new york's" kerry barrett has the highlights. >> it's only one week from tomorrow that voters weigh in on the presidential campaign in south carolina. they wasted no time going at the issues and of course at one another as well. clinton posed a question about bernie sanders. can we afford to pay for the promises he's making? she says it's impossible. he says every proposal has been paid for, including universal health care. they were focused on issues and of course, president obama. >> the kind of criticism that we've heard from senator sanders about our president, i expect from republicans. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. >> they also debated government
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immigration that takes on new importance. the goals for both of them. clinton needs to calm jittery supporters and sanders needs to maintain his momentum. this weekend, we'll see democrats in nevada and colorado. the republicans getting ready for their next debate in south carolina tomorrow with their next primary on february 20th in south carolina. democrats have their next caucus in nevada on the same day. darlene? >> kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. here in our area, eric garner's daughter is coming out in support of bernie sanders. >> i'm behind anyone who is going to listen and speak up for us. i think we need to believe in a leader like bernie sanders. >>garner appears in the new bernie sanders tv ad. michael bloomberg, the former mayor, may be eyeing a presidential bid. this is much talked about. he seemed to dodge that question.
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when he will make up his mind. >> i'm going to go and do something for the highlight. one of the great things in new york. >> when he tells you, let me know. >> you can hear his girlfriend, diana taylor that she doesn't know. bloomberg tells the financial times this week, he's going to decide, though, before the end of next month. in this morning's cnbc money report, it will be a nervous morning for investors following yesterday's wild ride on wall street. landon dowdy is following that for us. landon, good morning. >> hi there, darlene. good morning to you. wall street looks to end on a positive note. futures are higher this morning. stocks sold off throughout the day on thursday. cut losses in half once the energy markets closed and follow the reports that opec may be ready to cut production. oil is rallying today. it's still near $27 a barrel. japan fell sharply overnight. but playing catch-up to the rest of world after being closed for a holiday on thursday.
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the dow has been down as much as 400 points, ended off 255 to -- the nasdaq losing 17 to 4267. michael and darlene, it's been a vulnerable week. i think the saying says it best, keep calm and carry on. >> that's what we have to do. we don't have much of a choice. >> hang on tight. it's been a roller coaster. >> landon dowdy quoting winston churchill for us. the new case of the zika virus in our area. we'll tell you where. coming up next, a frightening attack inside a restaurant in ohio when a man started swinging a machete. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. as lee look at the gowanus expressway. you're watching "today in new
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it's 6:13. four things to know. peter liang has been convicted of manslaughter and official
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of akai gurley. he's the first new york city police officer convicted in a death since 2005. nuna baby essentials is recalling high chairs. you get a new arm bar for free. new york's health commissioner declared influenza prevalent in the state. right now, firefighters are on the scene of a warehouse fire in hillsborough township, new jersey. these are live pictures of what's going on there. this has been going on for 14 straight hours. 6:14 on this friday. it's cold already out there. installment number one moved in yesterday and last night. the second one, we call this the mother lode. it's headed our way tomorrow into sunday. we're talking painfully cold air and we may get into the record books or at least tie it. the record low for sunday morning is 2 degrees set back in 1916. we're forecasting a low of 2 and
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near zero if not below zero by sup morning. rhinebeck is at 7. cornwall is 9. these areas may be below zero by sunday morning. 16 in the park. farmingdale as well. generally between 10 and 15. single numbers in northwest new jersey right now. feels-like temperatures, 4 in newark, 4 in the park. 4 at jfk. 8 in valley stream. 4 pea low in newburgh and 2 below in danbury. the wind chill advisories in effect. this is from tomorrow afternoon right to the midday hours of sunday. to the north of that, the area of pink, it's a windchill warning there. windchills could slip to maybe 25 to each 30 pea low. by saturday night, windchills in the city between 10 and 15 below. not as bad to the south. but below zero windchills. 20 below in monticello.
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about 10 to 20, 25 below further north and west you go of town. even down the shore. this is right through sunday morning. by midday, we get the windchills above zero. so clouds build in for today after a sunny start. in the upper 20s. a brief snow squall possible could lighten the ground. 15 to 20 the highs over the weekend. the rain moves in on tuesday. could be a windy soaking rain near 50. there might be at the onset, later monday night, a period of snow, sleet, freezing rain before it goes over to rain. after that, better shape for wednesday. sun, clouds, about 44. season bli cold on thursday. we'll see a fair amount of sunshine. again, brutally cold this weekend. back above normal temperaturewise by tuesday and wednesday. later in the commute, what's it looking like, lauren? >> more and more problems popping up. the accident southbound on 95 by the hutch cleared out. that's good news. the fdr drive is a really big mess this morning.
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this. we have an accident northbound at 79th street. you can see all of the taillights into there. here's what it looks like. this is a shot off the queensboro bridge. after the fdr drive where the taillights go back quite a ways in addition to that. once you get past this, this is what it looks like by 96th street. smooth sailing here but i'll keep you posted. the local street or the west side this morning. the bqe an accident westbound at the kosciuszko bridge. also, an accident that came in on the l.i.e. this is westbound by exit 25, utopia parkway. one other thing on the southern state parkway, a truck struck the overpass out there. the left lane shut down. emergency vehicles out there on the scene. some delays are building this way. plenty of westbound rubber necking delays. alternate side of the street are suspended. meter rules still apply. the next update on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. the fbi is trying to figure
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was random or a case of homegrown terror. a man started swinging a machete at people inside a restaurant in columbus yesterday. witnesses threw chairs to get him to stop. four people were hurt. police later shot and killed a suspect when he lunged at an officer with the machete. right now, pope fran is is on his way to cuba. that's where he'll hold a meeting with the patriarch of the russian orthodox church. the holy father left rome hours ago. he's hoping to heal a century-old rift between the churches. they will meet in havana. the first case of zika virus has been confirmed in putnam county bringing the cases in new york state to 16. there's a second person in putnam being tested for the virus. in each case, the infected patients traveled outside the united states. new jersey transit and rail will head back to the bar gapping table. they're going to sit down on wednesday. they're up against the clock because of federal cooling off
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that's when train workers can walk off the job. >> many homeowners in new jersey can expect to see a change in their electric bills. according to the news partners at the bergen record, they will be paying 1% less for electricity starting in june. that will lower the average bill by about $1.12. rockland electric rates are going up. their customers will pay about $.87 more per month. pseg customers will be paying close to $4 more. 6:19 right now. still ahead, we'll tell you about the multimillion dollar settlement that involves uber. plus, safe to sail. we'll learn about the damage to the cruise ship battered by hurricane-force winds. follow us on facebook and twitter. darlene4ny, michaelg4ny.
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ziefrnl a beautiful view there looking downtown manhattan. 6:23 now. president obama taking time out to his visit in california, he stopped by the set of the ellen degeneres show and sat down for a chat. the last time he was there was 2007. at that point he was a candidate for the white house. remember, he even danced a little during that appearance. >> he doesn't laugh like that anymore. >> you can watch ellen's presidential interview today at 4:00 p.m. here on nbc 4. the lights are on at fenway park but not for america's
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big air snowboarding is making its debut the fenway. look at this ramp high above the green monster inside the historic park. the inwinner, pulled off an incredible back flip. max parrot of canada was the men's winner. they will be back under the lights at fenway tonight. that is super, super cool. >> i want you to catch some air. >> off the green monster. >> that's awesome. >> a bowl of chowder when they are finished. >> that's a great place. fenway park. visiting museum every time. to turn it into that is awesome. >> that's a picture from the mountain. bryant park earlier on. meantime, it will probably end up frozen again. anything that's out there will freeze up this weekend. we want you to be prepared for it as the core of the arctic air arrives. several layers of clothing. mittens are better than gloves
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check tire pressure and batteries. have a winter kit in the car in case you break down. lets faucets drip slowly because pipes could freeze as it gets this cold. check on the elderly and the pets. if you are outside and see your skin changing color, it's time to get inside or in some cases get to an emergency room. this is serious stuff. 27 the expected high today. that's bearable. sun fading behind cloud. snow showers and flurries overnight. could be dusting in spots. the real cold moves in tomorrow by tomorrow night windchills in the city 15 to 20 below zero. >> wow. >> only lasts for 24 hours. what's going on, lauren? >> it is broken rail weather as well. thankfully, no problems on the rails today. the subways or the major commuter lines. an accident on tonnelle avenue by manhattan avenue that blocks the right lane. so you can see delays building through there. a live look at the gowanus expressway. not great news out there.
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this morning for a little bit longer. it's definitely going to make the roadway more congested than usual. that's no fun anyway. big problems on the fdr drive. the details in a few minutes. >> michael pointed out something about the fdr drive. >> he can get into the car next to you as you drive. >> totally true. >> 6:26. coming up next, are you ready for dangerously cold temperatures? >> reporter: and with each colder weather on the way this weekend, several cities and counties throughout the tri-state area ak at this vitted their plans to keep everyone warm. i'm tracie strahan live in jersey city with more on that coming up. these are live pictures. it's an incredible story here. this fire has been going on for 14 hours. firefighters trying to do their best to control it. we'll have an update how it's impacting the community.
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this is ohm a taste of what's to come. storm team 4 will tell us how to prepare for the dangerous temperatures. guilty of manslaughter, now former nypd officer waits to learn his fate for the shooting death of an unarmed man. plus we have live pictures from hills borough township in new jersey courtesy of chopper 4. firefighters still on the scene more than 12 hours after they began. we'll have more on this. "today in new york" starts now. an amazing situation going on. 6:30 on this friday, february 12th. m good morning, i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. this is the toughest temperatures for firefighters to work under. >> the water start to freeze and it gets slippery. we have temperatures in the teens and single numbers. windchills in the single digits as well. we're talking about the windchill advisories for later tomorrow through sunday morning, including northeast new jersey, the city, long island, up to the north and west. it is a windchill warning there.
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as 25 to 35 below zero by the time we get to saturday night. the worst is yet to come. it's rough already this morning. bundle up. 16 in murray hill. on east head, hampton goose egg at 0. 14 in long branch. feels like 4 in central park. newburgh 4 below and 10 below in westhampton. today start out with sunshine. clouds take over ahead of the arctic front. through the afternoon, temperatures in the mid and upper 20s. like i said, we'll be begging for 20s this weekend. a lot of problems on the commute this morning, right, lauren? >> we're going to head to the fdr, it's a mess out there. an accident by 79th street. apparently, they're cleaning the drains on the fdr. delays, this is a shot of it from the queensboro bridge. they're well past this almost to the midtown tunnel. once you're past this, things are free and clear on the fdr drive.
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on the southern state parkway, we have a truck that struck an overpass out there. the left lane is blocked. you can see delays around the bend. eastbound into exit 13. westbound, plenty of rubber necking out there. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren x thank you. now to that raging firefight in new jersey. crews working on this fire for nearly 15 hours. ed hughes is over the scene right now in chopper 4. what's the latest, ed? >> darlene, what makes this so incredible. this broke out yesterday afternoon at 3:00 or 4:00. as chris said, these winds and the temperatures, it's just fueling this fire. this is a massive warehouse in hillsborough along route 206. 152 was the address. as you can see, most of this warehouse is burnt to the ground. firefighters continue to work on this. these are the pictures from the air right now. but just as incredible were the pictures from the ground as we'll show you right now. absolutely the plume of smoke that we're looking at right now live, you can see that from manhattan as well as center city philadelphia.
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that's a live picture here from chopper 4. firefighters remain on the scene. the good news is it's near route 206. so no reports of injuries and here's route 206. that remains open right now in both directions in the area of park avenue. we'll continue to update and watch this as the day goes on. obviously, this is going to be an issue with the smoke as the day proceeds. of course, we'll continue to keep you up to date. reporting live in chopper 4, i'm ed hughes. let's go back to you in the studio. >> ed, thank you. all this happening, some dangerously cold temperatures gripping our area. the worst, chris has been saying, is coming this weekend. officials want everybody to be ready now. tracie strahan has been in jersey city. tracie, you're talking to people going to work in this cold and also people who may not have have a place to go at all. >> reporter: absolutely. there's cop senn ncentration on all the -- we're at the path station and everybody is pretty much
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you don't have to wonder what it feels like outside. a lot of people are worried about the weather ahead. i'll show you video of how people were preparing for and even earlier on. the knowledge that the temperatures are going to get colder this weekend, that's made local governments spring into action. they're going to have a couple of warming centers opening today here in jersey city and stay open throughout the weekend with longer hours. the same goes for places like nassau county out of long island. newark and of course in the five boroughs. residents are struggling to the deep freeze, but if they're having more problems, they're urged to visit senior centers and libraries will have longer hours as well. we spoke to one man about how he plans to keep himself warm in the deep freeze. >> if i actually put on my coat, it's a wool hood. it gets really warm really quickly. >> reporter: but you don't think you need it yet? >> not yet, no.
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hear a lot of people saying use things like common sense, of course, when it comes to covering up exposed skin. michael, we talked about homeless outreach earlier. they're going to be transporting people to shelters open throughout hudson county for the entire weekend. they're telling people, if you see a homeless person out in the cold and they're having a problem coping, call police immediately. >> you could save a life that way. >> absolutely. 6:35. time for weather and traffic. we'll check in with chris looking at the temperatures. it's 16 in the city. >> plenty cold already out there. we're talking windchills between zero and 5. even in the five borough. 16 is the main number. 9 in danbury. 14 down in long branch. when the wind kicks in, it feels even colder. how cold will it get? i think we bottom out with the painfully cold air sunday morning.
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sunday, for the day set back in 1916 was 2 degrees above zero. that's what we're forecasting a low to be in central park. we may get into the record books or tie the record over the course of this weekend. right now, mostly clear. 16. the day starts out bright and sunny. clouds take over this afternoon. temperatures not bad in the mid and upper 20s. that's well below normal. compared to where they're going, the seven hp day forecast on the 4s. lauren is getting busier through the morning. >> the commute is going downhill. like the weather for the weekend. if you are hitting the roads riritpght now, tonnelle avenue northbound, there's an accident by manhattan avenue that blocks the right lane. there are delays there. in addition to the emergency construction, we have northbound on the fdr drive-by 79th street that closes two lanes, we have southbound on the fdr drive-by 116th street. we did have an accident there earlier. apparently they're making guardrail repairs. here's what it looks like at 120 down the harlem river drive past the triboro bridge. it's a very slow ride.
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morning. rails, including the subways, doing fine. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended. but you still need to pay the meters. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thanks, so much, lauren. now to the latest in the manslaughter conviction of nypd officer peter liang. he's the first new york city police officer convicted in an on-duty death since 2005. "today in new york's" katherine creag is at the pink houses in east new york where that fatal encounter happened. kat? >> reporter: darlene, you have the family of akai gurley saying verdict. residents here saying that they're surprised and then the look on peter liang's face himself. the former police officer clearly devastated as the verdict was read. he buried his face in his hands. the jury convicted him on manslaughter and official misconduct in the death of akai gurley. the shooting happened in november of 2014. on patrol with his partner in the pink houses, liang fired a shot in the stairwell. he always maintained it was an accident.
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the bullet ricocheted and killed gurley who had no weapon on him. jurors deliberated for 17 hours over three days and we heard from the district attorney and a juror late last night. >> i have family. and it was a very tough decision. >> there's no message here. this has nothing to do with ferguson or staten island or baltimore or cleveland or any other place. this has has to do with who are we here in brooklyn, what do we stand for? >> reporter: liang left the courtroom without saying anything to reporters, all thoe his attorney repeated that his client feels badly about the death of gurley. darlene, he was saying that this was an accident, not a crime. at this point, sentencing is scheduled for april 14th. back to you, darlene. >> kat, before you go, we want to talk about how much time former officer liang could end up serving. this is now at the judge's discretion, is it not? >> reporter: right.
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he faces a max yum mum of 15 years of prison, but the judge could say he get no prison. but the family of gurley wants the maximum time for liang. it's 6:39. we may learn new information about the gilgo beach murders. autopsy results from a new jersey escort found there are expected to be released. they say she may have been the victim of a serial killer who murdered up to 11 people. former new york city medical examiner dr. michael bodden performed the autopsy. a source calls what he found disturbing. medical examiner's office will determine whether an apparent skull found in a queens park is human. workers were cleaning peters field park in hillside when they found the skull. investigators and the medical examiner combed the area to collect evidence last night.
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a black garbage bag near a fence bordering the long island railroad tracks. a neighbor heard the cleaning crews shout when they made that grisly find. a year after a gas ex please in the east village, five people are facing manslaughter charges pause of it. the five accused of illegally siphoning gas from a restaurant to an apartment where a resident was trying to rent it out. that blast killed two men in march of last year. the five people charged plead not guilty. the cruise ship that returned to new jersey after being battered by rough seas may have sustained some mechanical damage. royal caribbean insis cysted for days it was superficial. they say it's not functioning correctly and ordered it to be fixed before returning to the sea. four people were injured after the bahamas bound ship was walloped by a storm in the atlantic ocean. 6:40 now. lamar odom made a first public
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unconscious in a nevada brothel. he's sitting with the car dashians at madison square garden. that was last night. earlier in the evening, the crowd erupt add west escorted the kardashian and jenner families to their seat. lamar odom has been receiving treatment at a private facility since january. the production company behind star wars, the force awakens is facing criminal charges in the uk. a british workplace agency is charging them with four safety breaches while filming at the studio in 2014. the charges are related to an accident that left actor harrison ford with a broken leg. ford was struck by the hydraulic door of a spaceship on the set. production was interrupted for two weeks. 6:41 now. still ahead, we'll show you a new viral video. this may be the first of its kind. coming up next, uber may owe you money. we'll tell you about a new multimillion dollar settlement. we're going to have weather
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6:44. welcome back on a friday morning. it's a cold morning out there. temperatures in the teens. windchills in the single numbers and just the beginning. flurries and a brief snow squall late tonight ahead of it. dangerously cold for the bulk of the weekend. by the time we get to tuesday, it's primarily going to be a rainmaker, even if it starts out as a wintry mix. in terms of advisories, in effect for northeast new jersey, all of the city and long island. this is from tomorrow afternoon through sunday midday. to the north and west, it's a windchill warning. windchills here, if you get to 25 to 30 below zero. in the city, probably 15 to 20 below on average. it feels like 4 in newark and the park. same thing at jfk. it's cold enough already out there. single digit windchills through long island, sub zero in
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the leading edge of the cold air. so futurecast temperatures. this afternoon at 1:00, in the mid 20s. that's bear anl, certainly. towards saturday morning, drops to 18 tiegs at 8:00 a.m. normally, 8:00 a.m. temperatures go up. what happens during the day, they go down. the temperatures by 7:00 tomorrow night, this is the actual air temperature at 5 degrees in the city. 5 below monticello. 9 in asbury park. 7 at hampton bays. they keep dropping. we get to 2 degrees at 7:00 a.m. on sunday. below zero actual air temperatures north and west. 4 in barnegat. 5 in asbury park. that's without the wind. those are the actual projected temperatures. then they bounce back into the teens by afternoon. feels-like temperatures, about 10 to 15 below by 10:00 saturday night. 20 to 25 below north and west and throughout sunday, we stay below zero until late afternoon with the feels-like temperatures.
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forecast, monday gets better. back to 34 by the end of the day with increasing clouds. could be wintry mix monday night. light snow, sleet, freezing rain. it should go over to rain quickly. a high of 50. then back to the 40s with drier weather by wednesday. let's get back to lauren. 6:47. latest on the commute right now. >> let's talk about the delays. a couple of problems out there this morning. most of them in the five boroughs. we'll start with the fdr drive. the left lane is closed as they make guardrail repairs from an earlier accident. you can see delays really back on to the harlem river drive there. heading over to the fdr, heading northbound through midtown by 79th street, two lanes still closed. they're cleaning the drains. i don't know why at this hour. i'm assuming it's emergency repairs there. you also have northbound delays past the midtown tunnel at this point. that's what it looks like. heading to the van wyck expressway heading northbound, there's an accident shutting
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in jersey city, an accident on tonnelle avenue by manhattan avenue. that's in the right lane. in better news, a live look at the approach to the george washington bridge in ft. lee. we don't have any delay into the tolls this morning. that is fantastic. over at the lincoln tunnel an the holland tum, a 15-minute wait. alternate side of the street suspended. you may be getting money back if you use uber. the class action suit was filed by riders who challenged the $1 safe rider fee. if that agreement finalizes, they could see the fee refunded. you next, a groundbreaking music video burning up the internet. don't forget to follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram. michaelg4ny and darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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with their latest video. >> they're claiming this was shot at zero gravity. very cool. this video touted as the first to be filmed in zero gravity. it has over 20 million views already. they did it in a single take. pilot did several maneuvers to lessness. the band trained three weeks in russia before shooting this. that's where they take the plane and put it in a steep dive, specially dee siepd for that and get wildly sick. >> i would think so. >> matt and savannah are going to recreate that on the "today" show next week. >> i'd last about two seconds in that before i got sick. i wouldn't do that to the people i would be with. >> right. of course not. >> i wouldn't even get on. no. i'll enjoy the video. that's enough. >> i can't handle the tilt a whirl at an amusement park. >> not for you. >> guys good morning. coming up on the show this
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the coldest air of the season taking hold across a large section of the country. this morning, al will tell us where he's expecting records to crash and burn. also head, are you truly compatible with your partner? how long will you stay together on a special rossen reports? the scientific test that can reveal the answer. we tried those on three couples just in time for valentine's day and we'll give them the results. and big air and baseball? we're live at the iconic fenway park to try out that massive ski and snowboarding ramp. we'll do it live when we see you here on "today." as discussed, not us. >> not us. >> so you gave these couples the test and you're going to give them the results of their compatibility test. >> live. >> right before valentine's day. >> you shouldn't be a couple. >> we have marriage counselors standing by in the wings. >> good.
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all right. show you how to get out of the studio fast. thanks, guys. >> happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day. we'll get an update on the raging warehouse fire in hillsborough township, new jersey. the black plume of smoke, we've been looking at it all morning. it can be seen for miles. you're watching "today in new york." remarkable things are happening at your local acme. we're making changes, and we're getting better every day. cleaner. friendlier. fresher. like fresher meat and seafood. and fresher produce and hundreds of organics. to top it off?! we're lowering
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now to that raging firefight in hillsborough township, new jersey. live pictures from the ground.
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fire for nearly 15 hours. >> ed hughes is over the scene in chopper 4 as well. ed? >> michael and darlene, look at the pictures from the air. absolutely incredible. over 15 hours. of course, the winds and the temperatures fueling this fire. no reports of any injuries. as i bring it out here, this plume of smoke is incredible. not only from manhattan but will also from center city, philadelphia. because of this smoke, today keep this in mind, hills pour owe school district will be closed because of this fire. keep that in mind if you have students in that district. here's route 206 in the middle part of the screen. that is still open to traffic. keep that in mind as well. we'll keep you up to date all day long. reporting live in chopper 4, i'm ed hughes. >> route 206, it had been closed was reopened but it looks like the smoke is blowing over it again. >> it absolutely is.
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are really kind of concerned about. as i push in here, traffic can get through but the wind swirling all morning. they're really depending how the winds go later this morning, they want to stay cautious, traffic can still get through luckily. >> thank you, ed. tracie strahan in jersey city with a look at how people are coping with the bitter cold temperatures. tracie? >> reporter: it's certainly cold today. with more arctic air on the way. cold weather plans throughout many cities and counties will be activated today. warming centers will open as people try to cope with the cold in places like jersey city, newark and nassau county, long island. they're going to be extending the hours that people can go to those places. homeless outreach will focus in jersey city. they're going to offer to transport people throughout hudson county to get to places where they can get food and april hot shower all weekend long. back to you. >> tracie, thank you.
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lauren. you said even though the holiday week norman i kids is next week, it's quiet. >> some of the roads are quiet. but some are a mess. we're going to start with a new problem. ramp shut down heading southbound from the western spur of the turnpike to 15e route 1 and 9 there. that's an overturned tractor-trailer. in addition to that is correct the fdr drive southbound, at 116th. northbound at 79th. two lanes shut down with construction. the van wyck expressway has an accident blocking two lanes. >> lots of roads quiet because of the michael gargiulo holiday. it's his birthday today. >> a lot going on. >> coinciding with the sub zero temperatures. >> tomorrow night to sunday morning in the city 15 to 20 below. to the south of us, 10 to 15 below. to the north, 20 to 30 below windchills. that's saturday night into sunday.
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overnight. we don't get out of teens all weekend. even with the bright sunny valentine's day. 30s on monday and mainly rain, near 50 by tuesday. "today" show coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." happy birthday, michael. >> thank you, my friends. thank you. good morning. cuddle up. valentine's day weekend off to a bone-chilling start. 19 in d.c. 16 in newyork. 8 in boston. if you think that's cold, al says, just wait. standing by herrmann man. hillary clinton comes to the president's defense during the debate. >> the kind of criticism we've heard from senator sanders about our president i expect from republicans, i do not expect from someone running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama.

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